This much loved children's book about Mr Dohnt and his "No Notices" came to mind when our New Rochelle Walking Challenge took us to two cemeteries directly adjacent to one another.
Beechwoods Cemetery may be Mr. Dohnt's final resting place.
NO bicycles, NO motorcycles, among other things. But notice what is NOT on the NO list.
YES cars! And thankfully YES pedestrians!
During our walk around the cemetery we saw several cars and NO bicycles so perhaps the signs are working. The question is why are bicycles considered so undesirable? Is it assumed all cyclists are children? As can be seen on the notice above, children are also not allowed unless accompanied by an adult. Nice they rank higher than dogs who aren't allowed in at all. Are all cyclists considered troubled souls with a penchant for trick riding on headstones? What has happened here in the past to put them on the excluded list? Answers anyone?
At Holy Sepulchre next door there are far fewer restrictions. Even dogs are allowed as long as you curb them. And best of all, outside of the gate we found....
....this! An old hearse. Finding such a great old vehicle in such a perfect location seemed a fantastic piece of serendipity so we took a closer look.
And riding shotgun was the perfect passenger! Not sure what the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce thinks about sharing the window with her or him.